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Coming in December 2020

November 11, 2020

We're taking stock of our busy year and making lots of plans for next year! If there's a lesson or section you'd like us to consider for 2021, be sure to get in touch with our customer service team.

Here are some materials we have in progress for the last month of this year. For a full list of new content from 2020, visit What's New This Year? Keep an eye on our new English with The Washington Post section for weekly additions as well.




In this new lesson from our Famous People section, students will read about a composer whose music we often listen to during the Christmas season. Watch for an additional jigsaw lesson on the four composers we've recently covered as well as a video listening task to go with each one. 


Leadership Qualities

In this new lesson from Business Matters, students will read about different leadership qualities. They will discuss what makes a good leader and talk about real-life experiences that have required them to develop their own leadership skills.


Donald Trump

A lot has happened since 2016, and we're currently working on updating our American Presidents lesson on this historic world leader. We'll also be adding a digital version and audio to this lesson.



Health Warnings and Labels

In this new resource from Real-World Reading, students will learn and review vocabulary and graphics found on very basic labels and warnings, including food and prescription labels.


Punctuation Chart

Do your student confuse the different types of punctuation? This Grammar & Usage chart will help your students review the functions of the most common types of punctuation used in written English. 


If your students liked The Scaredy Cat, watch for our upcoming Christmas video, The Sparkly Star.

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Comments (6)

Alice C.(Teacher)

Looking forward to seeing them!

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Tammy W.(ESL Library Staff)

Thanks for the sweet words, Alice! I'm always amazed at how quickly our tiny publishing team is able to revise and produce new content for all our teachers!

Tiffanie S.(Teacher)


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Tammy W.(ESL Library Staff)

Thanks, Tiffanie! I'm so glad you love our new category, too :)

Maria Liliana B.(Teacher)

Wonderful content, my student enjoyed very much the current events about coronavirus, such as the vaccines, coronavirus experiment, etc.
I would like to star 2021 with a cheerful topic. I hope you can privide us with some good news about the coming year. We`ve had enough bad news 2020.

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Tammy W.(ESL Library Staff)

Oh my gosh, I hear you, Maria! I think we're all hoping for some positive change for 2021.

You may want to take a peek at what our publishing team has coming in January 2021 here: https://esllibrary.com/blog/coming-in-january-2021

But I will also highlight our Calendar page on our site. Be sure to check out fun dates that happen in January as inspiration for your class: https://esllibrary.com/calendar?month=1

I'm looking at Elvis Presley's birthday (Jan 8), Beatles Day (Jan 16), National Popcorn Day (Jan 19), and National Puzzle Day (Jan 29) as some fun inspiration to get started.

And, of course, we have a New Year's Flashcard Set: I would advocate for creating your own custom flashcard set on these themes. I think 2021, of all years, is a great one to talk about fresh starts, resolutions, and renewal. Talk about timeless and positive topics!

I would advocate for creating your own custom flashcard set on these themes of setting resolutions, fresh starts, and renewal. (Not sure how to create a custom flashcard set? You can learn here: https://help.esllibrary.com/article/212-how-to-use-esl-library-teacher-training-module 😃 -- just scroll down to the videos about the digital flashcard player)

Sorry, I got excited about teaching in Jan 2021.

I will also pass along your desire and suggestion for good news to our publishing team! Maybe they can get the world to swing in a little more positive direction :)

Happy teaching and stay safe and warm this holiday season!

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